Cacoon: An indoor/outdoor hanging tent that you can take anywhere

by 07/30/15   filed under: green design, green family

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Student-created, low-cost ventilator 'NeoVent' designed for preemies wins 2015 James Dyson award

by 07/30/15   filed under: green design, health & body, humanitarian design, news

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An estimated one million babies die each year from prematurity and respiratory issues; and respiratory problems remain one of the leading causes of death for children under the age of five. Two Western Michigan University students aim to reduce these staggering statistics with NeoVent, a noninvasive positive pressure ventilation system that was recently awarded the 2015 James Dyson Award for the United States. For those of us lacking in experience in the healthcare field, NeoVent will help treat premature infants who are having difficulty breathing and can be used as an affordable and accessible breathing aid in developing countries. Whereas existing ventilation systems can run up to $25,000, NeoVent’s estimated $25 cost could greatly increase its use and availability in rural, isolated, and poor communities.

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Oeuf's adorable new collection of kids clothing is inspired by organic veggies!

by 07/30/15   filed under: eco baby clothing, green design, green kids, kids clothing

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Donald Trump tells a lawyer "you're disgusting" when she asks to be excused to pump breast milk during deposition

by 07/29/15   filed under: baby feeding, news

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As if we needed to hear more contentious news surrounding Donald Trump, reports are surfacing that the presidential hopeful told a breastfeeding lawyer “you’re disgusting” when she announced she needed to take a break from a deposition to pump her milk. Elizabeth Beck told The New York Times that in 2011 during said deposition with Trump, she needed to excuse herself to pump breast milk for her three month-old infant. When Beck held out her breast pump, Trump told the new mother “You’re disgusting” and then left the room.

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Teethers shaped like soft serve cones will have babies screaming for ice cream

by 07/29/15   filed under: green baby, green baby gifts, teething

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We all scream for ice cream, and now babies can too, especially if their screaming is teething-related! SweeTooth‘s baby teether is shaped like an ice cream cone with soft-serve on top, so babies can imitate mom and dad and grab the cone handle to gnaw at the cooling ice cream swirl. Available in blueberry blue, pistachio green, creamy banana, and strawberry pink, SweeTooths are made in Wisconsin from a medical and food grade certified premium 100% silicone that is free of latex, BPA, phthalates, PVC, and lead. The cone and ice cream are also naturally anti-microbial, hypoallergenic, and free of glues and adhesives. Toss these teethers into the freezer for a while, and the textured surfaces will be just the thing to soothe sore gums. Babies can choose the smoother ice cream or the bumpier cone depending on whatever chills them out best at that time. Once the teething process is blessedly over for good, SweeTooths are sure to find their way regularly into ice cream store play scenarios and can even be recycled.

+ Ice cream cone teethers $8.00

+ SweeTooth

 

Skip Hop's first back to school gear collection for big kids is here just in time

by 07/29/15   filed under: education, green kids, kid friendly

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Mountain Buggy’s Juno baby carrier accommodates kids from the newborn stage through the toddler years

by 07/29/15   filed under: babywearing, gear for parents, green baby

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Mountain Buggy’s goal is to, “enable parents to live a life without limit,” and their new Juno Baby Carrier definitely fits the bill. Mountain Buggy’s Juno multifunctional carrier transitions seamlessly from newborns to toddlers up to age four, featuring hands-free, sustainable ergonomics for both you and your little one. Juno was developed in collaboration with medical professionals, parents and children, made with quality materials including 100% chemical free Okeo-tex certified textiles and 100% cotton lining for breathability. And it’s super safe and attractive to boot. Keep reading to see key features of this innovative baby carrier that works for moms and dads.

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Whimsical solar mason jars harness the sunlight to provide a soft glow in baby's nursery come nightfall

by 07/28/15   filed under: eco decor, green baby gifts

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Kerri Lee has charmed us in the past with her classic wooden nursery accessories, and now her new whimsical mason jars light up your child’s space. Of course, you can make homemade mason jar lights with recycled mason jars, but if you don’t have the time or you need a quick toddler gift, these pre-made mason light jars are a beautiful alternative. Featuring adorable wooden, wool felt and paper accent scenes, each of these sweet glass lights are LED solar powered, turning on automatically when the sun goes down. Simply place in a sunny window daily to recharge. Each jar comes with an easily replaceable AAA rechargeable battery — and with a bird, whale, elephant, or gingerbread man available, one of these cute jars is sure to complement your baby’s nursery decor.

RELATED | Vintage Style Scrolling Chalkboard Teaches Kids Numbers and Letters

+ Mason Jar Lights $38.00

+ Tree by Kerri Lee

 

6 recipes that put a delicious new spin on tried and true pasta dishes

6 recipes that put a delicious new spin on tried and true pasta dishes

1. Spaghetti Cake Spaghetti made into a… cake? Sounds like a foolproof plan to us! Most households with kids typically have leftover spaghetti in the fridge on any given day.…

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Selfless inventor dedicates his life to creating art tools for kids with disabilities

Selfless inventor dedicates his life to creating art tools for kids with disabilities

An inventor from a small fishing town in northern Wisconsin is making quite a positive impact on the lives of children with disabilities — through art. Since the 1980s, Dwayne…

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Laser cut robot tiles can be mixed and matched to make an array of robot figures

Laser cut robot tiles can be mixed and matched to make an array of robot figures

If you’re stumped about what to get a child in your life for a birthday or other holiday, this cute toy set is an excellent choice. Handmade Robot Tiles allow children (and…

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HOW TO: Make Chinese-style vegan cauliflower fried 'rice'

HOW TO: Make Chinese-style vegan cauliflower fried 'rice'

1. Gather the ingredients 1 large cauliflower 1 onion 1 large carrot a bunch of peas 1 green onion 5 tbsp of sunflower oil 1 tbsp of sesame oil 2 tbsp of soy sauce a pinch of…

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Many parents are launching unisex clothing brands in response to lack of gender equality in kidswear

Many parents are launching unisex clothing brands in response to lack of gender equality in kidswear

Kids clothing is a hot topic, and I’m not talking about that goth/punk store in the mall. With young kids rapidly outgrowing last year’s everything, parents are pretty much…

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Black sheep T-shirt and sheep push toy gift bundle remind kids to celebrate their uniqueness

Black sheep T-shirt and sheep push toy gift bundle remind kids to celebrate their uniqueness

Inhabitots favorite Little Sapling Toys has teamed up with children’s organic clothing label Lot801 to deliver this delightful summer bundle to the lucky tots in your life. The…

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Evenflo launches SensorSafe car seats to remind drivers not to forget children in the car

Evenflo launches SensorSafe car seats to remind drivers not to forget children in the car

In response to the growing number of child deaths resulting from babies and toddlers being left in hot cars, car seat maker Evenflo has developed a sensor to remind parents and other…

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7 yummy vegan milkshake recipes kids will love!

7 yummy vegan milkshake recipes kids will love!

1. Classic Vanilla With only three ingredients, this is the perfect vegan milkshake to whip up when your kids (or you) are screaming for ice scream. 2. Banana Bread This banana…

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PARA'KITO kid-friendly wristbands repel mosquitoes naturally for up to 15 days

PARA'KITO kid-friendly wristbands repel mosquitoes naturally for up to 15 days

PARA’KITO mosquito-repellent bands are a simple, practical and easy-to-wear way to keep those painful pests away this summer—naturally. The neoprene bands can be worn on the…

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Expansive study finds major advantages for children of working moms

Expansive study finds major advantages for children of working moms

A new massive study recently conducted at Harvard Business School shows that adult women who grew up with mothers in the work force are more likely to have jobs, supervisory…

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